Transportation Options in Orlando
Traveling around your new apartment by car may seem like the preferred mode of transportation for you. However, you may be surprised by the number of travel alternative Orlando offers. Add in the stress of fighting traffic congestion, the cost of tolls, wear on your car and the additional pollution you are adding to the planet and public transportation may look like a good option. Below is a brief description of your choices to get you from your apartment to wherever you need to travel in Orlando.
Driving from your Orlando apartment.
Sometimes there is just no way around traveling by car. Check out our helpful guide roads and highways around Orlando to assist navigating the Orlando highway system. If traveling around your new apartment by car is a must you can help the environment and save some money by carpooling. Orlando operates a carpool matching service called reThink.
Taking the bus from your Orlando apartment.
The Orlando area is served by LYNX . This service provides transit across a five-county area (Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia). LYNX passes can be purchased for one-way trips, single-day, seven-day and 30-days. Discounts are available for riders age 18 and younger, riders 65 and older and persons with disabilities. LYNX provides several options for riders:
- Fixed-Route. 65 separate routes (called Links) serve Orange, Osceola, and Seminole County apartments. Rides are on comfy buses equipped with bike racks.
- LYMMO. Gives you free access to a three-mile loop serving the downtown business, entertainment, and shopping districts.
- Xpress. Available weekdays for Lake and Volusia County apartment commuters.
- PickUpLine. Provides transportation for apartments in less-populated areas.
Taking the train from apartments near Orlando.
Around Orlando, there are more than 110 miles of active rail routes. The majority of the rail is managed by CSX Transportation. The longest line is a 50-mile stretch that connects apartments in Seminole and Volusia County to Osceola and Polk County apartments. The second section is a 34-mile line that connects downtown Orlando apartments to Orange and Lake County apartments. The third major section is a 25-mile line, called the Aloma branch, which connects Sanford apartments to Western Winter Park. AMTRAK also operates service along these lines if you are interested in long distance travel.
You've got lots of options to get to and from your apartment in the Orlando area!
From your apartment, there are numerous ways to get around Orlando. Travel by public transportation allows you to take a break from driving and saves the wear and tear on your own vehicle. If you must drive look into carpooling, this is a great way to save money and perhaps make some new friends. Whatever you decide, rest well in your apartment knowing that you have choices.
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